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hoppernaomi
hoppernaomi
26 November 2016

Help! Render colour choices

Help! Render colour choices
QLD

Hi Craigasaurus thanks for that I didn't think to use half strength. Felt the full colour threw too much cream/yellow so curious about halving it. I liked white duck it…

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hoppernaomi
Nov 26, 2016 5:51 am
Charley
Charley
25 November 2016

Alfresco blinds

Alfresco blinds
VIC

Has anyone had the mesh type alfresco blinds installed? Was hoping for a rough idea of what they cost before getting quotes as don't want to waste their time if too…

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Charley
Nov 25, 2016 9:15 pm
firsthome2
firsthome2
25 November 2016

Help - Ceiling height for living areas

Help - Ceiling height for living areas
NSW

any one had similar issue? During the OC certificate inspection, do they measure the heights?

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firsthome2
Nov 25, 2016 6:07 pm
Merv
Merv
25 November 2016

Landscape plans (basic design) for Warringah Council

Landscape plans (basic design) for Warringah Council
NSW

Can anyone recommend a reasonable priced landscape plans draftsman for DA submission to Warringah council (now Northern Beaches Council) We will do most of the landscaping…

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Merv
Nov 25, 2016 10:33 am
ninnygray
ninnygray
24 November 2016

Building to lock-up stage only - does it save $$

Building to lock-up stage only - does it save $$
NSW

You are correct Bashworth. There is a lot to consider. We will have to carefully weigh up all options :?

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ninnygray
Nov 24, 2016 10:16 pm
ninnygray
Charley
Charley
24 November 2016

Bathrooms clear v's frosted windows

Bathrooms clear v's frosted windows
NSW

We went clear as ours face the street, curb appeal would have been awful if they werent clear. Have blinds and sheers so i can have blinds open during the day and still…

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Charley
Nov 24, 2016 7:34 pm
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Corallake
Nov 24, 2016 6:46 pm
Corallake
kapish
kapish
24 November 2016

Construction Fence and Sediment Control Fence

Construction Fence and Sediment Control Fence
NSW

i have solution for that. when my home was on under construction i preferred which block noise like magic.i buyed it from soundbarrierfence.really bestest and quality…

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kapish
Nov 24, 2016 6:34 pm
kapish
kapish
24 November 2016

laminate glass & insulation

laminate glass & insulation

i wanted to suggest you a way to get rid of noise by prefering .in my house iam using it to rectify noise which distracts me from my studies.the name of product i use is 3…

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kapish
Nov 24, 2016 6:25 pm
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oldandgold68
Nov 24, 2016 5:55 pm
trixy
trixy
24 November 2016

Building from someone elses plans, or display home?

Building from someone elses plans, or display home?
NSW

Hi all, We are fairly keen to purchase a block (waiting on finance) with a shed already setup for living in :z: . The current owners have placed a DA for a 4 bedroom home…

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trixy
Nov 24, 2016 10:23 am
valerie3e
valerie3e
24 November 2016

Small Block, small house build - high level assumptions

Small Block, small house build - high level assumptions
VIC
1, 2

Well each estate has it's own set of rules and requirements set out by the developer. Mine is not a custom build but I would think that it would make it a bit harder to…

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valerie3e
Nov 24, 2016 7:56 am
valerie3e
buildingonup
buildingonup
24 November 2016

Outdoor kitchen bench top suggestions?

Outdoor kitchen bench top suggestions?
QLD

I haven't built anything similar but would love to in the future, maybe you could pick up the greys and do a concrete look bench outside- that way it wouldn't weather as…

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buildingonup
Nov 24, 2016 7:33 am
vijaytee1
vijaytee1
23 November 2016

New 3x3 garden shed doirs are off skew when shut

New 3x3 garden shed doirs are off skew when shut
QLD

Hi. We just buikt a new house and did a 3xe concrete slab out back for our garden shed. Now we put 3 side and back panels on. Then the roof. Then the front panel with the…

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vijaytee1
Nov 23, 2016 10:26 pm
vijaytee1
siouxsam
siouxsam
23 November 2016

Building with Burbank Coral 2400!

Building with Burbank Coral 2400!
VIC

I asked sales consultant to include all my wish list, to get a feel of price. Current big deal promotion is really a deal

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siouxsam
Nov 23, 2016 9:52 pm
cuebiyar
cuebiyar
23 November 2016

Bulkhead / Pelmet Size - Motorised Blinds - Passive Design

Bulkhead / Pelmet Size - Motorised Blinds - Passive Design
NSW

Hi I was hoping there'd be an easy answer out there that I just don't know how to find. I'm hoping to have a built in bulkhead act as a pelmet on the 'north' wall of the…

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cuebiyar
Nov 23, 2016 5:49 pm
lodejathig
lodejathig
23 November 2016

Has anyome built with Reward Homes- Riverstone

Has anyome built with Reward Homes- Riverstone
NSW

We are dealing with Reward Homes at the moment. In building stage. We have found the slow but good at the begin until contract signing. The sales manager was a dream to…

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lodejathig
Nov 23, 2016 4:30 pm
danevechild
danevechild
23 November 2016

Builder recommendation Craigieburn

Builder recommendation Craigieburn
VIC

Hello, we are building with Simonds at brookfield. James from craigieburn is really patience. We are looking at building 30 sq bolton. They have a display home there too.…

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danevechild
Nov 23, 2016 3:46 pm
mishb
mishb
23 November 2016

Brick or weatherboard cheaper?

Brick or weatherboard cheaper?

We're in the process of getting quotes for a new build. We want weatherboard/cladding. A builder has quoted us extra to use weatherboard instead of brick on the same…

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mishb
Nov 23, 2016 10:59 am

These are the floors tiles on order. Originally we were 100% against wood look tiles until we saw a house done with nice ones. Over 20 pattern variations and 1.8m long :S…

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ValenciaOrange
Nov 23, 2016 10:46 am
valerie3e
valerie3e
22 November 2016

Our house by the beach - NOR Perth

Our house by the beach - NOR Perth
WA
1, 2

Hi do you have any pictures of unit dulux tranquil retreat render? I selected this for my home. My blog: http://thesmallhousestruggle.blogspot.com.au/?m=1

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valerie3e
Nov 22, 2016 9:41 pm
valerie3e
building-expert
building-expert
22 November 2016

Slab issues

Slab issues
VIC

Firstly, I can't see any cross wires so it is not mesh that is exposed but a rebar placed on top of the mesh. The reason for rebar is that engineer wanted to reinforce…

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building-expert
Nov 22, 2016 5:54 pm
building-expert
Shashikant
Shashikant
22 November 2016

Has anyone built with metro property development?

Has anyone built with metro property development?
SA

Hi I have recently build with metro property and my experience was too bad, they are worst builder an I will never recommend to anyone, firstly they only give only 5 yrs…

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Shashikant
Nov 22, 2016 5:13 pm
coolsimrankaur
coolsimrankaur
22 November 2016

Cement Manufacturing Process

Cement Manufacturing Process
WA

Widely Used Cement Manufacturing Process in India. Its Manufacturing includes Cement Industry. Get more details on http://www.ultratechcement.com

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coolsimrankaur
Nov 22, 2016 12:57 am
deejay08
deejay08
21 November 2016

Vehicle crossover advice

Vehicle crossover advice
NSW

Good lord that would suck! I think because we were cdc ours got missed...still shouldn't have as council will always inspect these and drainage on the block (and…

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deejay08
Nov 21, 2016 10:33 pm
Kathjax
Kathjax
21 November 2016

What is this brick?

What is this brick?
VIC

Thank you!

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Kathjax
Nov 21, 2016 7:50 pm
Decka
Decka
21 November 2016

Highbury Homes, Perth SoR build, Tiling Complete

Highbury Homes, Perth SoR build, Tiling Complete
WA
1 ... 17, 18, 19

Thanks Petad, yeah we are also glad its finished, the style of our block means that we sort of have 3 yards lol. The "backyard" we just had done is the dog free one, …

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Decka
Nov 21, 2016 6:25 pm
Decka
Voss132
Voss132
21 November 2016

Mimosa Homes Review

Mimosa Homes Review
VIC

Hi all - looking at Mimosa currently to build my home. So far the customer service has been great!! Just wanted to know how you found their builders range and colour…

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Voss132
Nov 21, 2016 4:29 pm
Henry Parkes
Henry Parkes
21 November 2016

Sloping block site costs

Sloping block site costs
VIC
1, 2

Building a house on a slope requires challenging structured engineering so it will add to the costs of the project. Approximately add $10-20k in site costs for each 1m…

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Henry Parkes
Nov 20, 2016 11:24 pm

Settling in well, no major issues. No further cracked bricks or mortar. The towel rails and toilet roll holders all fell off. Was easy to fix though. A few architraves…

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Fleeb
Nov 20, 2016 7:33 pm
microphonemania
microphonemania
19 November 2016

Dincel Type or Besser Block Walls..footings not wide enough?

Dincel Type or Besser Block Walls..footings not wide enough?
NSW

Hi guys....I would greatly appreciate any help/experience you have with this. We have poured our concrete footings for a rear cantilever retaining wall and I have…

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microphonemania
Nov 19, 2016 12:27 pm
AlbertJJ
AlbertJJ
19 November 2016

Sloped land

Sloped land
NSW

Thanks Bruce for your help!

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AlbertJJ
Nov 19, 2016 7:45 am
bashworth
bashworth
19 November 2016

How to find the best home design?

How to find the best home design?
VIC

If you follow the link below it will take you to a series of posts that show you how I designed a house I built. http://anewhouse.com.au/2012/02/startin ... diagram-1/

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bashworth
Nov 19, 2016 5:16 am
bashworth
gummz
gummz
18 November 2016

Brick Suggestions: Where mortar needs to match or blend

Brick Suggestions: Where mortar needs to match or blend

Hi everyone, Just wondering if anyone has had restrictions where the mortar needs to match or blend with the brick colour. I'm finding it hard to visualise this.... so…

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gummz
Nov 18, 2016 10:12 pm
pauldab
pauldab
18 November 2016

Loan preapproval

Loan preapproval
VIC

Also make sure there is no sunset clause that expires before the estimated settlement date in the land sales contract, there have been instances where a developer has…

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pauldab
Nov 18, 2016 6:11 pm
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Decka
Nov 18, 2016 4:29 pm
Decka
architect_yourself
architect_yourself
18 November 2016

Custom house plans - any advice welcome

Custom house plans - any advice welcome
QLD

Hey, good on your getting stuck into some design! Can I ask what software you used for this? Which way is north on your plan? Is it up the page? If so you will need to…

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architect_yourself
Nov 18, 2016 3:48 pm
architect_yourself
soberhenry
soberhenry
18 November 2016

Land registration in Riverstone/ Schofields

Land registration in Riverstone/ Schofields
NSW

Hi Deguzonthemove, First of all thanks for your reply on my post mate, appreciated. And do you mind to share with us where is your purchased land so we can understand…

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soberhenry
Nov 18, 2016 3:29 pm
Melos
Melos
18 November 2016

Help - buying irregular size land

Help - buying irregular size land
VIC

Is the block in an established area or is it a land release? If it's established you will need to look at where your neighbours houses sit on the block as this will…

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Melos
Nov 18, 2016 2:57 pm
wongbruce
wongbruce
18 November 2016

Site costs on a sloping block

Site costs on a sloping block
NSW

It really depends on your builder actually. Site cost is more like removal of dirt, trees, rocks etc. With Clarendon and Eden Brae Homes they do as part of the building…

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wongbruce
Nov 18, 2016 2:26 pm
httpants
httpants
18 November 2016

Framing Stage

Framing Stage
QLD

Hi, No we're not at Arbour Reach. It's a demolish and rebuild on Borden St.

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httpants
Nov 18, 2016 1:00 pm
Elara
Elara
18 November 2016

Price of 280sqm land in Elara in the last release

Price of 280sqm land in Elara in the last release
NSW

Can someone please let me know the price of a 280sqm land in the last release in Elara estate? Thanks.

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Elara
Nov 18, 2016 8:41 am
spurple
spurple
18 November 2016

Champion Homes - Has anyone built with them???

Champion Homes - Has anyone built with them???
NSW
1, 2

There is probably a reason you don't see many reviews. Champion have been threatening legal action for negative online reviews: http://www.domain.com.au/news/legal-act…

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spurple
Nov 18, 2016 6:02 am
Patto22
Patto22
17 November 2016

Building the burmuda 23 with hebel: Porter Davis

Building the burmuda 23 with hebel: Porter Davis
VIC

Hi all, just wanting people's thoughts on HEBEL POWER PANELS, my wife and i have decided to build with it but before it's confirmed i'd like to speak with anyone who has…

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Patto22
Nov 17, 2016 9:35 am
Patto22
brissyguy
brissyguy
17 November 2016

Our Simonds Harcrest build in Brisbane

Our Simonds Harcrest build in Brisbane
QLD
1 ... 7, 8, 9

It's been a couple of years but fairly sure we went with the Plymouth facade. We did alter master layout slightly leading to reduced balcony projection, unexpectedly…

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brissyguy
Nov 17, 2016 9:05 am
Oninon
Oninon
17 November 2016

Glendale LE - Brick infill

Glendale LE - Brick infill
VIC

Sorry what I meant was brick infills are an inclusion in Peninsula facade and you don't need to pay extra for this.

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Oninon
Nov 17, 2016 5:44 am
charlibear
charlibear
17 November 2016

Building our family home coral marcoola 30

Building our family home coral marcoola 30
NSW
1 ... 33, 34, 35

Any updates? How's your beautiful home Tara? GJ Gardner Modified Coolum 277 viewtopic.php?t=83643

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charlibear
Nov 17, 2016 5:12 am
charlibear
Dinnymar11
Dinnymar11
16 November 2016

Site Supervisors

Site Supervisors
NSW

Lol. Sounds like you do have Mr Grumps. Thanks for responding :)

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Dinnymar11
Nov 16, 2016 6:30 pm


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